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Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

9th Pennsylvania Cavalry

Campbell's Brigade

 

—McCook's Division —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
1. 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry Marker
View of the front side of the monument.
Inscription. Text from the front side of the Monument:

Pennsylvania's
9th "Lochiel" Veteran Cavalry
1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division
Army of the Cumberland

Text from the back side of the Monument:

The Ninth Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteer Cavalry,
Lieutenant Colonel Roswell M. Russell, commanding.
Held the upper fords of the Chickamauga on the 19th and 20th of September 1863, on the right of the Line of Battle in the vicinity of Crawfish Springs until 3 o'clock P.M. of the 20th, when it was ordered on the old Chattanooga road to find and open communications with General Sheridan. The regiment left the battlefield about sunset, September 20th, its rear guard repulsing an attack of cavalry, while covering the forces falling back on that line. It entered Chattanooga on the morning of the 22nd, taking a position in advance of the intrenchments then being thrown up. It forded the Tennessee River about 5 o'clock P.M. under fire of the enemy's batteries on Missionary Ridge, and went into camp opposite the city.
 
Erected 1894 by State of Pennsylvania. (Marker Number MT-1045.)
 
Location. 34° 54.394′ N, 85° 16.366′ W.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
2. 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the front side of the monument.
Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Glenn-Viniard Road north of Wilder Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along a park roadway (Google maps show road as Vittitoe-Chickamauga Road, NPS map show road as Glenn-Viniard Road), near the Wilder Tower. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, “Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield near the Wilder Brigade Monument, map site #236". Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 17th Indiana Mounted Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 2nd, 4th, 5th, & 6th Kentucky Cavalry (USA) (a few steps from this marker); Chicago Board of Trade Battery (a few steps from this marker); 2nd & 3rd Kentucky Cavalry (C.S.A.) (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Michigan Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 123rd Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 4th Indiana Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 8th Wisconsin Battery (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. According to the description
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
3. 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry Marker
Close-up view of the bronze sculpting on the front side of the monument.
information provided by the National Park Service, the marker is a monument that was sculpted by Fred Moynihan, and the monument is, “7' x 4' x 12' monument features 2-piece rock-faced base and smooth-faced vertical shaft with unit designation in pedestal and bronze relief panel of cavalryman tending to horse; peaked top."

In addition, the National Park Service reports that, "This monument has been moved twice. First in 1966, in advance of a highway project that never happened, the monument was moved 135 feet. Then in 2002, the monument was returned to its original location."

I used the "Chickamauga Battlefield" map, that I purchased at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Visitor Center, to determine both the marker number for this monument and the monument's location in relation to the rest of the park's monuments, markers, and tablets. According to the map it provides the, "numerical listing of all monuments, markers, and tablets on the Chickamauga Battlefield (using the Chick-Chatt NMP Monument Numbering System).”
 
Also see . . .  National Park Service List of Classified Structures. This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service regarding this particular monument. (Submitted on October 18, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
9th Pennsylvania Cavalry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
4. 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry Marker
View of the back side of the monument.
9th Pennsylvania Cavalry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
5. 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the back side of the monument.
9th Pennsylvania Cavalry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
6. 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry Marker
View of the monument looking south along Glenn-Viniard Road.
9th Pennsylvania Cavalry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
7. 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry Marker
View of the monument looking east.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
8. 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry Marker
View of the monument looking north along Glenn-Viniard Road.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 111 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   7, 8. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on October 19, 2016.
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